WHY Laura-Lee Was Here


While Jesus is near

And Laura-Lee is Here,

Let me try to make,

Some things clear.

I haven’t much to offer

But I still have a lot.

Heaped up riches,

In this Old Cracked Pot.

Overflowing and spilling out.

Come close and listen

To what the Lord is about. ~LLR



September 24, 2020

NERO - Trump - Economy - Bible Connections

 

Link Forbes Trump Bio

"Donald Trump became the first billionaire president of the United States in January 2017.

The core of his fortune is tied up in a half-dozen buildings in and around midtown Manhattan in New York City."



From Trumps own Twitter Page






#NeroTrump   (became a number one hashtag trend) in reference to Nero fiddling while Rome burned.


From Science Alert website May 2016

"There's a Secret Meaning Behind The Devil's Number 666

And sure enough, if you translate the Hebrew spelling of 666, you actually spell out Neron Kesar - the Hebrew spelling of Nero Caesar.

Even if you take the alternative spelling of the number of the beast, which has been found in several early Biblical texts as being written 616, you can translate that out as being Nero Cesar."

Link from Science A!ert website


NERO also stands for,

NERO is a network of National Economic Research Organisations

NERO Homepage Link


The Bible:

"This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666". (Revelation 13:18)


"The weight of gold that came to Solomon each year was 666 talents, not including the revenue from the merchants, traders, and all the Arabian kings and governors of the land."

 (1 Kings 10:14) also in (2 Chronicles 9:13)


NOW, I don't really know what I'm seeing here. I've just suddenly been inundated from several different sources in a short period of time things that circle around a unifying theme. None of this is definitive, but I do find it interesting and curious. Especially when I personally factor in that I started reading Quo Vadis (the story of Nero and persecuted early Christians sent to die in the Colosseum), for the first time in my life, just two hours ago.


No doubt as time progresses and we get closer to an actual Biblical prophecy being fulfilled God will show us absolute evidence to fulfill a prophecy. But it does make me ponder and wonder AND keep watching, which are good things. As long as we don't make a bunch of assumptions and draw conclusions based on them. Remember that prophecy is the precise fulfillment of God's plans. Almost and "half-sies" just aren't good enough.


The truth, with love, Laura-Lee


World Economy + Trump + 666 + Bible verses + Quo Vadis

        =  ???




September 23, 2020

Carman's Cancer Returns

 




CARMAN with Mom, NANCY.



I discovered two things about Carman yesterday. He had gotten married again in December of 2017 and in January of 2020 his cancer had returned. Both facts were originally stated by Carman through Social Media. But you will find little else about it from him.

Speaking to my fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ, let's cut to the chase. Carman being divorced and remarried is classified as "adultery" according to the Bible. It's not an obscure Biblical doctrine. Everywhere the Bible mentions divorce it states that getting remarried means entering into an adulterous relationship. And since I believe the Bible is God's words from cover to cover, I believe this too. I suspect Carman and his new wife, Dana, accept this on some level. Their silence on social media at a time when most of us would be asking daily (if not minute by minute) for prayers is very telling. 

But I also know this. Carman has cancer. And if it came back in January he is probably not doing well right now. And for whatever reason he is keeping to himself. I also know the Lord has specifically asked me to pray for him and to let this be known to my blog visitors and friends on the internet.

If you have even heard of Christian Contemporary Music you've heard of Carman. If you're like me, you've spent countless hours listening to Carman's music, singing Carman's music, and worshipping with Carman's music.

The very first CCM song I heard and the video I saw was Lazarus Come Forth. Until then I thought Christians only sang hymns. Carman's music and life have made a huge impact on my life and my Christian faith and if you're honest with yourself, it has for you too.

Whatever condition his personal life is in is now his own concern. He will have to face God on Judgement Day, just like each one of us will. My primary concern is what will be going on between ME and God on that Day. I'm not asking you to go and hang out with the Licciardellos. What I am asking is for you to join me in praying for them.

This is what I believe and what it boils down to for me. Carman is sick, facing death, and he is my family. And you don't bail out on family. Ever! He was there for me (and often in very dark times) and now I'm going to be there for him during this crisis and what will probably be the final battle of his life. 

I've made my choice. I've made my declaration. I've started my prayers. And now I leave it to you.

Thank you for again giving me your time and attention. You are most welcome here anytime at my internet home.


Love always, Laura-Lee

"Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;" 

  John 11:25



Massive Poster version of This Hung on my Wall for Years.




Album Cover - First Carman Album




LINK to video LAZARUS COME FORTH



FYI


Amidst problems and COVID-19 closures, Carman is still trying to get out there and talk and sing. There is a FaceBook page about him on tour. Link is below. (NOTE: This FB page has "no confirmed owner or organization" so approach it with caution and discernment.) LL

Facebook CARMAN on Tour LINK

Carman has several tour dates booked in the next months in the southern US. LINK below. Maybe there is something near you? But everything is tentative, so you should check again before heading out to one. LL

CARMAN Tour Dates LINK




September 21, 2020

WHAT'S NEXT for The END?



What to watch for next is an announcement that the Temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem. It can be done in under twelve months and is a major sign in Bible Prophecy. I'm telling you ahead of time so that you know the Bible is accurate, precise, and true. So is God. And there is a reason He wants you to know ahead of time.


I found a documentary on the rebuilding of the Temple that also states, 

"They are going to get a peace agreement in Israel between the Palestinians and the Israelis. It's one of the few prophecies we have with a timeline attached to it. When they sign that agreement we will enter the final seven years. You can go to your calendar on your phone and make a big note. 'Final seven years started today.'"  

This documentary was uploaded EIGHT MONTHS AGO! You really need to get a Bible and start reading it. There are many ways for you to be "left behind" and I don't want you to experience any of them.


 I still need more time to recheck facts, order my thoughts and heart and listen to the Lord Jesus, but I wanted to tell you this right away so you will be ready and looking out for this to occur. But I've got lots to share with you. Try not to be afraid. Jesus doesn't just know the future of the world but your future as well. You are safe if you have Jesus.


God willing, I'll be back again soon.

Love Laura-Lee


Homework = read Ezekiel 38 & 39

See LINK Drills for Earthquake in Israel


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Third Temple is Coming Documentary on YouTube


LINK to Original post THE END IS HERE


September 17, 2020

The End IS HERE (UPDATED Version)




When COVID-19 hit, I knew for sure we were in the Last Days spoken of in the book of Daniel (Old Testament) and in the book of Revelation (New Testament) and by Jesus himself in Matthew 24 and Luke 21. I thought to myself that THE Peace Treaty would show up "at some point". Probably sooner than later. I first discovered this event would come when I read about it in 1980. Forty years ago!


 I held my tongue through Y2K. I held my tongue at 9/11. I held my tongue when the Mayan calendar predicted 2012 would signify the End of the world. I held my tongue as I watched the scientists move the Doomsday Clock through the years as it went from twenty minutes to midnight to two minutes to midnight. I've held my tongue as Christian after Christian got "weird" and decided to try and figure out and calculate the exact day of Christ's return, even though Jesus said NOBODY knows the exact moment except the Father. I said nothing because they didn't EXACTLY fit what the Bible said would happen. And if it was the "real deal" it would be precise and exact because God knows ALL and His prophecies are specific and would be PRECISELY fulfilled.


Then when COVID-19 hit and I knew for sure we were in the very last days of the world, I still held my tongue. To be honest, I was a little freaked out to see it actually happen before my eyes and was unsure what to say.


Now I've just discovered that while I was napping yesterday President Trump witnessed the Peace Treaty that is spoken of in the Bible and after four decades I am holding my tongue no longer. 


The seven year countdown spoken of in the Bible that this Peace Treaty kick starts has begun and all I want to do is weep because I feel so overwhelmed by it. But before I go into more details I will hold my tongue just a little more. I need to be with my Jesus. But I will say this because it may be the last post I have the chance to write. If my caution and silence has earned for me any credibility at all than listen to what I simply tell you now. Grab the nearest Bible and humbly call on the name of Jesus because the End IS finally HERE and you and I will live to witness it.


The Doomsday Clock is now chiming midnight. We have lost the final two minutes whether the scientists admit it or not.


This was the Scripture Jesus led me to directly and miraculously on Monday. He told me to "hold fast to it during the week." Now I know why.


9. If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 

10. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 

11. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”

12. For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 

13. for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

(Romans 10:8-13)


I humbly thank you for all the time you've spent through the years coming here and reading my almost four hundred posts. I pray that you will find Jesus in each and all of them. Because of infinitely more importance than me being here is that "Jesus Was Here" as we wrote the story of my life ... Together.


"To Christ be the glory great things He has done".

Love ALWAYS, Laura-Lee


ABRAHAM ACCORD PEACE TREATY via White House website


"Repent" (from Merriam-Webster dictionary)

"to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one's life"



UPDATE: The End IS HERE


September 19, 2020, Saturday


I’ve been mostly off the Internet for the past couple of days and plan to continue to be throughout the weekend as I extend my usual “Sunday Technology Fast” in order to take/make more time to be alone in prayer. But there are a few things you should know before I sign off again.


I have never considered myself an “expert” in anything. In fact I usually describe myself as a “Jack of all trades, master of none”. But during my time of seclusion, since I learned of the Abraham Accord Peace Treaty on Wednesday, many things have been brought to the forefront of my memory. Although I have not dedicated my life to studying Bible Prophecy (aka. Eschatology) I read the Bible every day and have watched events that may pertain to prophecy for forty years with a keen interest. And so I have emerged (much to my own surprise) all these decades later as an expert on the topic. 


Keep in mind that Bible Prophecy is NOT vague like fortune telling or reading your horoscope. It’s not “I see a stranger coming into your life bringing both good and bad tidings” which can be interpreted any way you wish. No. God is precise and detailed. As you would expect an ALL-knowing God to be. So I have suddenly realized how huge is the amount of things I’ve learned throughout the years.


Plus, being a Born-Again Christian means I have the ears of God directly and more importantly, HE HAS MINE! He has much to say and I’ve got a lot of information to impart to you. And God has told me the time is definitely NOW! In all honesty, He’s been telling me “now” for several weeks. That being said, you definitely need to sign up to FOLLOW THIS BLOG. I have many visitors but no followers which until now has been fine with me. My regular readers know that I usually announce any new posts I publish. As soon as something is put on “Laura-Lee Was Here” (or one of my other blogs) I scurry off to Pinterest, then to Facebook, then to Twitter, then I send out personal emails and then I go to Messenger to make sure that I don’t miss out on telling anyone. 


However, since time is now of the essence (literally every second of it counts) and my new posts will be coming out frequently and at any time of the day or night, then you need to invest the 120 seconds it will take to sign up with your email to follow this blog. (Look at the top of the right hand column to find the gadget to do that) Enough about that. Topic Change.


 For the first time I am going to give you “homework” to do. You NEED to find yourself a PAPER Bible. An app isn’t good enough. (I’ll explain why at another time). Most people have one in their home somewhere. So go find it now and dust it off. This is about to become your most important possession, if it isn’t already. If you don’t have a paper Bible, you NEED to get one ASAP. There are a myriad of different kinds. Find one that suits your own tastes, lifestyle and pocketbook. Many are less than $10. Here in Canada you can get a free one if you contact the Canadian Bible Society. But get one!


Although I have a Link here to Christian Book (see right column) and I personally get my Bibles from them, I’m not here to sell stuff. So get one wherever you can. What I will do is recommend some good translations in plain English and based on accuracy from the original texts.

                

NIV = “New International Version”

NKJV = “New King James Version”

ESV =  “English Standard Version”

ASV = “American Standard Version”


Of course, if you’ve got a Catholic Bible it will be arranged somewhat differently than the ones listed above. It also has some extra books in it, but otherwise is fine for these purposes.


Of course, (again), if English is not your first language, you will definitely want to get a Bible in whatever language you understand best.


Once you have a Bible, you can start by reading the first book, which is called “Genesis” and also the book called “Matthew”, which is the first book in the New Testament and will tell you all about the life of Jesus. Whether or not you believe the Bible is the word of God or not is secondary right now. In order to understand what the Bible says about the end of the world, you need to know what it says about the beginning of it. Make sense?


Just for your own personal information: I have read many, many different Bibles throughout the years and currently own more translations than I have the time to list in this place and time. But my Bibles I have “on the go” right now are the KJV, NIV Study Bible, NKJV. As well as the New Living Translation and Amplified (which were my mother’s), a RSV: Catholic Edition (which was my grandmother’s) a Good News Bible (a gift from high school friends in 1983) and a Promise Bible - Adult Coloring Edition (for my free time). When I looked at all of them literally stacked up on the bed next to me I thought, “Okay. Maybe I have a thing or two about the Bible I can tell people.” 

Don't be daunted or intimidated by the size or content of the Bible. Remember that I started reading it when I was only nine years old and I'm not holier or smarter than anyone else.


I yearn to keep going, because there is SO much to tell you and it wants to blast out of me like a firehose. But it will have to wait for another time. I’ve told you what I am meant to say for now.


But before I leave, let me ask for your forgiveness for remaining silent for so long. I pray that my hesitancy has not done anyone harm.


Also, let me make a personal commitment to you as you endeavor to sort through the glut of voices and different opinions you will hear. I make it out loud, state it publically and with the belief I will have to answer on Judgement Day for these words.


“I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Help me God.

              Amen.”


Laura-Lee Rahn

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

September 19, 2020


NOTE: I just looked it up and discovered this weekend is the Jewish Feast of Rosh Hashanah. Prophetically this is very important.



I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” 

  John 14:18


Link Song LIVE LIKE I'M LEAVING


Live Like I’m Leaving  (Lyrics)

  (song I first heard in 1995!  LL)


I've been praying for You to come and rescue me

From this world gone astray

Seems my soul is at war with my humanity

Lord, I'm clinging to my faith


As You watch me live my days

Make me sure and strong

Let me tear down the walls

Between what's right and wrong


I want to live like I'm leaving

Like Heaven is in view

Live like I'm leaving

I will be evidence of You

Through the shadows of my past

Through tomorrow come what may

I want to live like I'm leaving

Just like I'm leaving today


I've seen people trying to live the social status quo

Surrender to the darker side

Lord I'm asking for the humble heart to truly know

The Way, the Truth, the Life

As You watch me live my days

Make me sure and strong

Let me tear down the walls

Between what's right and wrong


I want to live like I'm leaving

Like Heaven is in view

Live like I'm leaving

I will be evidence of You

Through the shadows of my past

Through tomorrow come what may

I want to live like I'm leaving

Just like I'm leaving today”


    ArtistsEast to West 

    Copyright.    Don Koch, Jeff Silvey, Lowell Alexander   


"For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man."  (emphasis mine)

  (Matthew 24:27)


Jesus will keep you close and safe as you face these hard days my beloved friends. I pray you will find rest regardless of the circumstances you find yourself in. 

 Love always, Laura-Lee









September 12, 2020

The Customized Cross of Jesus

 



I've been thinking about and confronted with individuality all week long. It seems to be everywhere I turn. I'm noticing it more and more. Whether it be my own quirkiness, the strangeness of my cat MONTY or just the fabulous uniqueness of people I don't even know, it certainly is everywhere. And as I get older I find I'm getting even more peculiar. I think that's a good thing. It's not merely that we are different, but it's how extremely different we are. I can't help but think that it is all part of God's design.


 In fact, individuality is what originally made me decide to become a Christian all those years ago. I used to look at the cross of Jesus as something he did for all of mankind. That he was crucified in order to pay for the sins of all humanity as a general, generic thing. But then I heard evangelicals talk so much about "accepting Jesus as your personal savior" and became truly puzzled and even quite annoyed that they would be constantly harping on about it but never really being clear about what that truly meant. I was getting it confused with him being a customized savior. A god I tailor-made for my own personal needs. But if that's what it was, it wasn't for me. But now, as one of those annoying evangelicals, let me explain it this way.


When Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane and confronted with having to die on the cross the next day, the Bible says He was so afraid that he was actually sweating like blood. That his fear of doing it was so great that it actually led him to ask the Father to take the cup away from him and stop it. But that He ultimately yielded to the will of the Father because He knew his death and shed blood was necessary for all of us to be forgiven of every sin we would ever commit and would gain us access to the Father and eternal life. But then I continue to imagine it this way. 

 God the Father also reveals to Jesus that out of all the people who will every hear about his death on the cross only one person will ever accept it. Only one person will ever follow you. Only one person who will ever choose to become a Christian. And that person is Laura-Lee. She won't even be born for another 2,000 years and in a place that currently nobody even knows exists. I absolutely KNOW that Jesus would still have gone to that terrible, wonderful cross anyway. And He did it because of His love for me  personally

On the day you come to comprehend that truth for yourself, you will be forever changed. It is my deepest, deepest prayer and desire that this knowledge will hit your heart and mind with such a force you will have no other course of action but to fall to your knees and humbly accept this free gift from Jesus and begin your new life. Just like I did forty-two years ago!

A blessed Sunday to you my dear friends. Come and visit me here at my internet home anytime. You are always welcome.

Speaking the truth, with love,

Laura-Lee

Luke Chapter 22 Last Supper and Garden of Gethsemane


YouTube video song "Above All"















LAURA-LEE





September 05, 2020

Pondering "Patience" by Ivon Prefontaine

 

Mark Twain Patiently Pondering?

I came across the following poem at the blog, "Teacher as Transformer" and it struck me because every single line had a depth of truth to it and something to think about. I thought about how it must have been the timely fruition of years of experience and observation. And the author, Ivon Prefontaine, has graciously allowed me to republish it here so I can share it with you, my friends.

You know how I tell you that all poetry is better when you read it out loud, even if it doesn't rhyme. Well, I think I'll let you off the hook this time. There is something about this poem that inspires quiet meditation. But I would suggest frequent pausing. Just like when you approach an intersection that has something hindering your view of the oncoming traffic, you will wish to come to a complete stop before rolling forward. 

Truth with love, Laura-Lee



Patience–


Conversing fully;


Making the world anew,


Healing through listening–


Welcoming uncomfortableness.


Information prevailing–


Supplanting heart’s courage;


Its wisdom,


Sensing the common–


Common sense.


Awakening, pausing, observing–


Emerging from hibernating;


Welcoming that which is different,


Inviting


Completing unfinished circles.


Piecing together peace–


Filling voids;


Voicing the silenced,


Heralding life–


Each voice rejoicing.


Making ones’ self whole–


Accompanied by others;


Joining hands and hearts,


Belonging to each other–


Fulfilling humanness.


From Ivon's blog post "Welcoming Differences" at "Teacher as Transformer" blog.


Ivon Prefontaine.com